A Ford continuous improvement supplier recognition process that has specific requirements for systems and processes that continuously improve and exceed customer's needs and expectations.
Ford's worldwide quality system standard. The purpose of this document is to define Ford's quality expectations and to specify the supporting evidence that is required from both internal and external suppliers.
Quality Construction Master
(Chrysler Quality Excellence Award) recognizes supplier performance in the area of quality.
(Quality Function Deployment) is a management system to assist in translating the "voice of the customer" into operational definitions that can be used to produce and deliver products and services desired by the customers.
(Quality Operating System) Ford's reference to a systematic approach to product and process development. (See SPM)
Automotive version of ISO9000 (see ISO)
1. A sheet-metal stamping - originally called a rear fender. 2. A sheet-metal panel encompassing the area from the rear door opening to tail light area, and from the rear wheel opening to base of roof and trunk opening.
Rapid cooling from a high temperature by immersing in a liquid, gas or solid.
Valve used to accelerate the release of air pressure to and from axle brake chambers.